Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Cornales


Cannon, J.F.M. (1978) Alangiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, simple; margin entire to slightly undulate. Stipules 0. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, in few-flowered axillary cymes, with articulated pedicels. Calyx minutely toothed. Petals 4-10, valvate, linear, becoming recurved. Stamens equal in number to petals and alternating with them, hairy at the base. Ovary inferior, usually 1-locular. Fruit ribbed when dry, bearing disk and sepals at apex.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 21 species, Old World tropics.

Caprivi: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

Alangium chinense

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

Alangium Lam.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Alangiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Alangiaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Alangiaceae
Flora of Zambia: Alangiaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alangiaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Alangiaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Alangiaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Alangiaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Alangiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Alangiaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alangiaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Alangiaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Alangiaceae
Wikipedia: Alangiaceae
Plants of the World Online: Alangiaceae
Tropicos: Alangiaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: Family page: Alangiaceae.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/family.php?family_id=4, retrieved 16 July 2024

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